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Jimmy Carter speaks out against Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

April 19, 2014

A letter signed by former US president Jimmy Carter and nine other Nobel Prize laureates, which includes Archbishop Desmond Tutu have called on president Obama to consider the economic and environmental legacy that he wants to leave. The concern is that this project will speed up climate change while having rather insignificant economic benefits for the United States as a whole. Leaders from across the world are calling on president Obama to lead the US on a path that has positive ramifications for the rest of the world.

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